1800-Worldcup.com -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup match days.

1800-Worldcup: World Cup 2002: Korea/Japan Finals >> 1st Round -- Match Report

1st Round Match Reports 1st Round

Friday May 31
France vs Senegal

Saturday June 1
Ireland vs Cameroon
Uruguay vs Denmark
Germany vs S. Arabia

Sunday June 2
Argentina vs Nigeria
Paraguay vs S. Africa
England vs Sweden
Spain vs Slovenia

Monday June 3
Croatia vs Mexico
Brazil vs Turkey
Italy vs Ecuador

Tuesday June 4
China vs Costa Rica
Japan vs Belgium
S. Korea vs Poland

Wednesday June 5
Russia vs Tunisia
USA vs Portugal
Germany vs Ireland

Thursday June 6
Denmark vs Senegal
Cameroon vs S. Arabia
France vs Uruguay

Friday June 7
Sweden vs Nigeria
Spain vs Paraguay
Argentina vs England

Saturday June 8
S. Africa vs Slovenia
Italy vs Croatia
Brazil vs China

Sunday June 9
Mexico vs Ecuador
Costa Rica vs Turkey
Japan vs Russia

Monday June 10
South Korea vs USA
Tunisia vs Belgium
Portugal vs Poland

Tuesday June 11
Denmark vs France
Senegal vs Uruguay
Cameroon vs Germany
S. Arabia vs Ireland

Wednesday June 12
Sweden vs Argentina
Nigeria vs England
South Africa vs Spain
Slovenia vs Paraguay

Thursday June 13
Costa Rica vs Brazil
Turkey vs China
Mexico vs Italy
Ecuador vs Croatia

Friday June 14
Tunisia vs Japan
Belgium vs Russia
Portugal vs S. Korea
Poland vs USA


The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan.
Knockout Stage


Injuries & Suspensions -- Sin Bin -- Leading Goalscorers

2002 World Cup -- First Round Matches Japan Secure First World Cup Finals Victory

Sunday June 9th, 2002

Japan vs Russia
Yokohama -- (1-0)

The Japanese fans were thrilled with their team's early attacking play, even if Inamoto's shot was well off target.

Japan continued to string fast, attacking moves together but their finishing let them down and the larger, more experienced Russians cleared up comfortably.

Russian could have had a penalty when Igor Semshov was clattered by Kazuyuki Toda, six minutes before the break.

Half-time: Japan 0 -- Russia 0

Substitution
Dmitry Sychev started the second half, in place of Rusian Pimenov, as Russia tried to look more threatening in front of goal.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-0
Junichi Inamoto beat the offside trap in the Russian area to put Japan in the lead, for the first time in a World Cup finals game -- 51 mins.

Substitution
Russia brought on Vladimir Beschastnykh in place of Alexei Smertin to add more firepower to the attack and he came close within a minute.

Japan continued to have a number of chances but had trouble getting over the ball and sent shot after shot high over the bar.

Hidetoshi Nakata could have sealed the game for Japan, twenty minutes from time, but again his shot was a riser...... at least it hit the crossbar though.

Japan pulled all their men back for the last ten minutes as they sought to preserve their lead and notch up their first World Cup finals victory.

Final Score:
Japan 1 -- Russia 0

Talkback -- Add Your Comments

Player of the Match:
Junichi Inamoto -- Worked very hard for the team and scored the only goal of the game; his second of the tournament.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Rusian Pimenov (13 mins)
Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (16 mins)
Andrei Solomatin (38 mins)
Koji Nakata (41 mins)
Yuri Nikiforov (60 mins)
Masashi Nakayama (91 mins)

The Teams:

Japan:
12 Seigo Narazaki; 3 Naoki Matsuda, 17 Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 16 Koji Nakata; 5 Junichi Inamoto (15 Takashi Fukunishi -- 85 mins), 20 Tomokazu Myojin, 7 Hidetoshi Nakata, 18 Shinji Ono (6 Toshihiro Hattori -- 75 mins), 21 Kazuyuki Toda; 11 Takayuki Suzuki (10 Masashi Nakayama -- 72 mins), 13 Atsushi Yanagisawa.

Russia:
1 Rusian Nigmatullin; 2 Yuri Kovtun, 3 Yuri Nikiforov, 7 Viktor Onopko, 5 Andrei Solomatin; 20 Marat Izmailov (21 Dmitri Khokhlov -- 52 mins), 8 Valeri Karpin, 6 Igor Semshov, 4 Alexei Smertin (11 Vladimir Beschastnykh -- 57 mins), 9 Yegor Titov; 19 Rusian Pimenov (22 Dmitry Sychev -- 46 mins).

Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan. Second Round

The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan.

 

Group A -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A

Group A winner and runner-up go to Japan for the Second Round.

Group B -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B

Group B winner and runner-up stay in Korea for the Second Round.

Group C -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C

Group C winner and runner-up go to Japan for the Second Round.

Group D -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D

Group D winner and runner-up stay in Korea for the Second Round.

Group E -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group E

Group E winner and runner-up go to Korea for the Second Round.

Group F -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group F

Group F winner and runner-up stay in Japan for the Second Round.

Group G -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group G

Group G winner and runner-up go to Korea for the Second Round.

Group H -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group H

Group H winner and runner-up stay in Japan for the Second Round.


Join The Banner Exchange For Football Websites

Search The Site




Click Here to be an Online Travel Guide @ Travel Notes

How to travel from A to B with interesting things to C and places to Z, in countries and cities around the world.